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(Manchester) Christopher, Knox, Bayharbor Canal Maintenance Dredge

Project Description

Survey, design, permit, and provide a maintenance dredge event with project certification through post dredge surveys of Christopher canal, Knox canal, and a small portion near the bridge in Bayharbor canal. This project was requested and funded by the MSBU Waterway Advisory Board. The result of this project will be restored permitted depth and width of the navigated channel, improved and safer navigation. 

Project Location

Christopher, Knox, and Bayharbor canals within Manchester waterway system.

Project Impacts

Improved boaters access and safe navigation.

Latest Updates

The dredging bids for the Christopher, Knox and Bay Harbor canals dredge project recently came in. Those bids came in well over budget, in fact doubling in cost for the second time in two years. Both project management and the MSBU Advisory Board have met and decided to cancel the current project, due to excessive dredging costs. We have agreed delay dredging for a period of time and watch the market pricing, while planning a larger project that should get better bid cost per unit. Project management will continue to monitor the market at the same time work on new bid tactics to obtain the most competitive pricing. The project is now in close out phase. 


Phase Cost
Engineering $160,850.00
Construction $339,000.00
Total Budget $500,000.00
Funding source(s): Manchester Waterway MSBU


Phase Estimated Start Date Forecast Completion Actual Completion
Planning and Approval 01/18/2022 03/21/2022
Design Development 06/21/2022 04/17/2023
Construction 06/25/2023 10/09/2023
Turnover & Closeout 10/10/2023
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Project Phase
Design Development

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Project Manager
Zach Patchell

Public Relations
Karlene McDonald
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